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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jun 24, 2011 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

I would have to say that I think my very favorite moment of donna (as there are so few to choose from) would have to be Dick's Picks 15 NFA. Its the part right after the first verse and she lets out one hell of a scream (about 9:30 in), but not the typical playin or GSET scream. I think its great and makes this epic NFA... that much more epic. Anyone else love this moment during the song? I really think its great

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 24, 2011 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

Cliff's Sunrise is gorgeous; I also really love this one. It even prompted me to put in a review of the show, which was hardly suffering from lack of comments, LOL.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-09.mtx.seamons.98168.flac16

Also the Scarlet Fire transition here.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-11.sbd.miller.83196.flac16

So maybe the iconic May of 77 was the best extended Donna moment. Though actually, I think she has lots of great moments; there are a few songs that always just sound most "right" with her, IMO ... TMNS is one, and Row Jimmy stands out that way to me somehow, too.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jun 24, 2011 11:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

Some might agree, most will probably skulk off in disgust:

Some like/love "Looks Like Rain", most seem to hate it.

I'm one of the former and although I generally prefer 'one drummer Dead', I do love 77-era "LLR's" with Donna's harmonies, especially towards the fade-out.

OK, I'll get my coat ..............

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jun 25, 2011 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

This must have come up at least once before over the years, since I find these notes in my files under "Donna's best performances." Most seem to refer to shows rather than specific songs, but there may be some leads here that have not already been mentioned:


1973-03-21
Donna is excellent.


1976-06-29
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago. Looks Like Rain (Donna is beautiful).
" target=_blankhttp://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-29.sbd.bertha.31144.sbeok.flacf>;

1976-09-27 Community War Memorial Auditorium
Rochester, NY
Donna sings pretty harmonies on Looks Like Rain, All Over Now, and the first set standards.

1977-05-09
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo
Donna is excellent.


5/17/77...

5/25/77...

1977-05-26 Baltimore Civic Center

11/6/77..

1977-12-27
Winterland
dr. flashback wrote, "Even Donna is good tonight - I'm not kidding!


1978-12-30
Pauley Pavilion, UCLA. Donna is lovely: one of my favorite Scarlet>Fires - awe-inspiring. [don't know exactly when I noted this; I wonder if I would still say it today]

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Poster: pjcenedella Date: Jun 24, 2011 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

theres a part of Franklin's Tower from 5/9/77 where BOB and Donna do a harmony that makes my ears melt everyitme...

BUT! I dont "like" Donna persay. Phil's better.

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Poster: BVD Date: Jun 24, 2011 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

I enjoy Tomorrow is Forever from the G.D Movie soundtrack as well as Saint Stephen from 5/8/77 where in both cases she is harmonizing with Garcia

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 24, 2011 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

"best donna moment"

anytime she and Maria Muldaur sang back-up with JGB

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Poster: wineland Date: Jun 24, 2011 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

3.18.78
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZY1XisITmw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZsMmTFqSwI

This post was modified by wineland on 2011-06-24 22:24:32

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jun 24, 2011 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

Second that strength in numbers.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 24, 2011 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

I submit it was with The King

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtsmuVA0m7c

Never heard the song the same after I was told that it was about Elvis singing to Col Tom. TCB!

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jun 27, 2011 4:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

I'll trade you a Donna moment for a Ronnie Tutt thrilla:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWRo6C_HcEo

I wish Tutt could have put a little of that "ooomph" into JGB. Check out Tutt and the bassist Jerry Scheff during the last half of the song: reminds me of how Entwistle used to "lead" the songs onward. (Edit: try 5:25).

On another, jeez! could he fit anymore people on the stage? He's got more people on the stage than the Dead took to Europe!

Enjoy,
TOOTMO

This post was modified by TOOTMO on 2011-06-27 23:27:37

This post was modified by TOOTMO on 2011-06-27 23:28:06

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Poster: sntb Date: Dec 30, 2011 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

Both Donna and Ronnie do Elvis very proud in this tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fnMPEGJJpw

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 24, 2011 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

Her best moment was the Scarlet-Fire transition here:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-01-08.nak300-wagner.miller.87657.flac16

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 25, 2011 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

Stir it up w/JGB '76 and '77

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq7ttpu7n9M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBpcOkUxuGE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCltg0OhZy8&;feature=related

This post was modified by ringolevio on 2011-06-25 13:31:41

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 24, 2011 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

Not that I'm a big fan of Donna, but I think her brightest moment with the Grateful Dead might have been on 5/17/77 in Tuscaloosa, near her home town. With her family in attendance, the band gave her an opportunity to shine on several songs and she seized the moment during a lovely rendition of Sunrise...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-17.sbd.weiner.18554.sbeok.shnf

She also gave a fine performance of From the Heart of Me on 11/24/78...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-11-24.pre-fm.miller.87642.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 24, 2011 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

High Time

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-19.sbd.digitalrrb.miller.111852.flac16

This post was modified by jerlouvis on 2011-06-24 22:51:46

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jun 27, 2011 5:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

"5/17/77 in Tuscaloosa, "

One of my favorite shows from 77. But, then I may have been biased going in...

I like Donna's "sound" in this Passenger.

Here's an AUD that just needs a little tweaking:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-17.aud.maizner.minches.88771.flac16


Roll Tide Roll,
TOOTMO

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Poster: Chiney Cat Date: Jun 24, 2011 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

Best job she did from start to finish, no doubt, T-town.

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Poster: pjcenedella Date: Jun 24, 2011 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best donna moment, ever? (is there such a thing?)

i have no idea why this bit stands out to me, but during the final choruses of Franklins on 5/9/77, Bob and Donna do a harmony that makes my ears melt everytime.

I dont "like" Donna, though :(

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